I was wondering if someone could explain some basics for me...
My task is to learn ".NET", which I understand to be a system of enabling development of Web-based (browser windows) applications.
For some reason wherever I look, it seems to be tightly coupled with the C# language. Which is fine, I guess. If I have to learn C# then I'd
like to be told definitively that that is the necessary step.
My preference is to be shown which headers, what library to link, and what the calls are. Normal C.
Similarly, if my task is to interface with SQL server to read & write data to databases, it would be my preference to be simply shown
the required header files, how to link the required library, and be shown documentation on the function calls. But here again, most examples
seem to imply I would need VBA, or the examples show commands and loops written in native SQL rather than anything resembling legal C syntax.
I'm sure I'm missing something very fundamental here. I was under the impression Microsoft spent all these years and resources to
provide some universal interface that makes the your favorite particular programming language a moot point. "Common Language Interface" and all that.
But why can't I find documentation that helps the C-console application programmer? Is there any hope?